According to the EPA, a typical person spends approximately 90% of their time indoors. What most homeowners don’t realize is that indoor air pollutants are roughly 2 to 5 times higher than concentration levels outside. These pollutants come from a variety of sources including:
Organic matter such as:
- Dust mites
- Pet dander
In coincidence, the people most affected by indoor air pollutants are the ones who spend most of their time inside – children, older adults, and those affected by cardiovascular or respiratory illnesses1 such as asthma.
At Bell Cow, we have a range of options to help combat these problems and improve indoor air quality, such as Ultraviolet Germicidal Lights and Advanced Air Filtration Systems. Our whole house purification systems attach directly to your HVAC system and destroy pollutants, particulates, microbes, gases and odors in the air and on surfaces, before they have a chance to reach your family. This provides peace of mind to homeowners, parents and anyone concerned about indoor air quality.
Ultraviolet (UV) germicidal lights produce short wavelength light that damages the genetic material in organic matter such as germs, bacteria, mold, and viruses, preventing reproduction and limiting their harmful effects on households2.
Advanced Air Filtration Systems
One of the best ways to prevent harmful particles and pollutants from reaching your home is to stop them at the source with an advanced air filtration system.
It is important that any indoor air quality improvements be used in conjunction with routine maintenance to insure proper functionality. UV lights must be checked to determine if they need to be changed, and air filters (similar to the ones in your home) should be changed twice a year. These services can be incorporated in a Bell Cow planned maintenance agreement where we also take proactive measures to clean air conditioning coils and check drain pans to deter any mold and bacteria accumulation. Call us today to find out what measures you can take to improve the air quality in your home.